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Russian national costume, sarafan.

Russian Sarafan - It is a pinafore-like dress that hangs from under the arms down to the ankles. It used to be worn by women in Russia. It might have been derived from the panjova, another Russian garment.

Fashions of London and Paris, April 1801. How awesome are these gowns? I LOVE the asymmetry of the gown on the right with that wide lace band, and y'all know I’m a sucker for capes like the gown on the left. And two bonus pieces of lovely headwear!

Fashions of London and Paris, April How awesome are these gowns? I LOVE the asymmetry of the gown on the right with that wide lace band, and y'all know I’m a sucker for capes like the gown on the left. And two bonus pieces of lovely headwear!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1798. I’m in love with this gown. I really like the use of red for the unusual trimming, and I think her sleeves are lovely. Her bonnet is bold and charming and LOOK AT THAT RETICULE! It is AMAZING!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costume Parisien I’m in love with this gown. I really like the use of red for the unusual trimming, and I think her sleeves are lovely. Her bonnet is bold and charming and LOOK AT THAT RETICULE!

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Costume Parisien, Chapeau de velours frisé et robe de mérinos, 1812 "Robe de Merinos" - that means the gown is made from merino wool, probably with a woven border, probably European.

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